• Marine Protected Areas' legitimacy is being challenged
    Marine Protected Areas' legitimacy is being challenged

    If the contribution of MPA is essential to ecosystems' conservation, they are not however the only solution to the challenges faced by the oceans according to Magnus Johnson. In his article, the english senior lecturer of marine biology environment questions the AMP public action effectiveness and denounces the privatization of some MPAs to serve the interests of oil or aquaculture companies at the expense of local fishermen.

  • NZ tourism breaks the three million mark
    NZ tourism breaks the three million mark

    A record three million visitors came to New Zealand in the past year and spent nearly $9 billion. The booming tourism industry, that is directly responsible for 94,100 jobs within the industry and supports a further 72,700, continues to excel.

     

  • Tahiti: Mobilization against the controversial development of the river Taharuu
    Tahiti: Mobilization against the controversial development of the river Taharuu

    Two years after the announcement of the banks developement work of Taharuu in Papara and while Unit 1 of the work is already done, residents' associations are mobilizing to save the river from massive extractions (350 000 m3 over 5 years). According to the collective, this project at 1.8 billion CFP which should last 6 years, threatens the entire ecosystem, from the river to the beach and may change a mythical surf spot.

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  • Corsica: a promising system of hydrogen energy storage
    Corsica: a promising system of hydrogen energy storage

    Located in Corsica, MYRTE experimental platform has set up the Greenergy Box, a new storage system and energy management developed by Areva. Operating on a coupling of solar panels with a system of hydrogen storage and fuel cell, this installation aims to solve the problems of intermittent solar energy.

  • L'Arbre à Vent: New Wind launches wind turbines of proximity
    L'Arbre à Vent: New Wind launches wind turbines of proximity

    With his steel trunk of 8 meters high and its branches from 80 to 100 plastic sheets that serve as mini wind turbines, "l'Arbre à Vent" revolutionizes the traditional image of wind turbines. Aesthetic and silent, this technological innovation offers a new reliable source of energy on a human scale which should promote energy independence of consumers.

  • Wave Carpet to harness ocean waves to power our home
    Wave Carpet to harness ocean waves to power our home

    Researchers at University of California Berkeley have developed a carpet that will convert waves into usable energy. The team is looking for funding to develop the first pilot plant into the ocean and convince its benefits.

     

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